As the Nation, the State of Colorado, and the Southern Ute Indian Tribe continue to assess the number of positive cases of COVID-19, the Southern Ute Tribal government is continuing to restrict all employee business travel for all business and governmental entities.
Tribal employees returning from personal travel who have any reason to believe they have been exposed to COVID-19 or who have symptoms of respiratory illness must self-report to their immediate supervisor by telephone at the start of their next shift or sooner if at all possible.
Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s Permanent Fund Human Resources Department has been in collaboration with the Incident Command Team and developed a flowchart as attached to assist and clarify any concerns or questions related to travel at this current time.
The current directives, being issued by the Southern Ute Tribe’s COVID 19 Incident Command Team are designed to protect the elderly, those who are classified in the high-risk population for susceptibility, the tribal community and to maintain continuity of operations for our tribal government. We all share those responsibilities equally, and ask your cooperation, support and assistance in making these protective measures successful.
Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, Tribal staff who may have medical questions or need clarification on symptomatic concerns can call the Southern Ute Health Center (970) 563-2362. For tribal members who may have medical questions or need clarification on symptomatic concerns following the return from traveling to exposed areas can call the Southern Ute Health Center at (970) 563-2363.
If further clarification is needed for staff regarding the travel stipulations, business restrictions, and/or return to work protocol, staff will directed to contact Mr. Don Brockus, Risk Manager, for the Southern Ute Indian Tribe at (970) 563-2449 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.